Hi I go by SuseyQ,
I have no chickens or any other birds but need to start some soon. I was raised with chickens, but since I'm allergic to the meat and eggs I'm investigating quail as a possible option. I'd like the eggs and meat for personal use. I'm also allergic to duck eggs.
I live in So. NM where wild Bobwhites are numerous. I've considered trapping some and trying to raise them, but I'm not sure it's lega and I don't know if it would work either.
I live with my husband and 4 children. We currently have four dogs. Two poodle mixes, a terrier mix and a Golden Retriever pup.
I found this site by net searches. Whenever I looked up something about quail this site came up so I decided to join. I'm very grateful for a site that's willing to support newbies like me.
I currently don't have any equipment and know very little about raising birds, well except chickens. I want to do this right and not be out a lot of money. I am concerned about predators such fox, coyote, owls, Roadrunners (of course) etc. How do I securely protect my investment and where is the best place to raise these birds?